As the children of our family grow older it seems to become increasingly difficult to achieve a day out as a family. Yet we continue to plan, wait and plan again. Finally last Friday we felt we could wait no more.
- The forecast was good
- Mr Folly was desperate to go out boating
- and we had Follies 2 and 3 without social commitment or organised activities.
Thursday night we put together our picnic, sorted clothes, found camera, and set alarms.
We set out on the RIB and headed into the Solent, stopping the engine off the coast of the Isle of Wight for our picnic.
After an Enid Blyton style feast we continued to Alum Bay where we dropped the anchor enjoying the sunshine.
After weighing anchor we investigated the Needles, before turning back towards Yarmouth where we moored.
The harbour was full so we had to tie up to a buoy and travel by water taxi to the land. Another note self here is to swot up on my knots.
There were lots of festivities occurring in the town, many from a bygone era ...
About 5:30pm we set off back towards the Hamble but along the way we saw not one, not two but three cruise ships setting off from Southampton. We were able to get a fantastic view of Ventura, Aurora and Oceana - it is amazing just how huge these ships are.
Certainly another day of adventure for the Folly four!